Amerigo Vespucci – hull finishing COMPLETE from 25 April 2020

Hull finishing 12 May 2020  Figurehead carved, painted, fitted. HULL FINISHED 12 May 2020  Forward decoration on either side fitted   11 May 2020  Stern walk rail, name and decoration fitted and glued 11 May 2020  Stern walk and strake fitted and glued 10 May 2020  Port and starboard side port …

Amerigo Vespucci – hull fitting out from 7 April 2020

Hull fitting out  28 May 2020  Deck fittings glued in place 28 May 2020  Deck fittings prepared and completed 28 May 2020  Active and reserve anchors rigged completed.  28 May 2020  Liferaft completed. Metal frame support cut, completed 27 May 2020  Liferaft cut and shaped from wooden section, painted 26 …

Amerigo Vespucci – hull construction COMPLETE from 27 March 2020

Hull construction – frames, planking 24 April 2020  Vertical stern fillers fitted, glued 24 April 2020  Starboard plank 26 cut, tapered at both ends, shaped, glued.   24 April 2020  Starboard plank 25 cut, tapered at both ends, shaped, glued.   23 April 2020  Starboard plank 24 cut, shaped, glued.  …

HMS Endeavour – Sails and running rigging from 14 February 2020 & finished model

View Post Sails and running rigging from 14 February 2020 27-Mar-20  Completed model 27-Mar-20  Braces and sheets on main and mizzen masts   27-Mar-20  Inner and out jibs rigged and completed 26-Mar-20  Mizzen tops’l, yard and spanker rigged and assembled 25-Mar-20  Braces from fores’ls to mainmast, forecourse sheets 25-Mar-20  Main …

HMS Endeavour – Masts and standing rigging from 9 February 2020

Masts and standing rigging from 9 February 2020 24-Feb-20 Final view of model with completed hull, masts and standing rigging 24-Feb-20 Mizzen and tops’l ratlines rigged, red ensign added (the red ensign at this date is a flag flown by an Admiral of the Red – lower than Admiral of …

HMS Endeavour – hull fitting out from 28 January 2020

Hull fitting out from 28 January 2020 8-Feb-20  Completed hull with all fittings 8-Feb-20  Anchors rigged and completed 8-Feb-20  Rudder, hull pintles, pins, safety chain rigged and completed 7-Feb-20  Rudder, pintles, pins, safety chain and anchors completed   7-Feb-20  Rudder, pintles, pins and safety chain prepared 6-Feb-20  Stern lantern constructed …

Amerigo Vespucci – planning and initial construction COMPLETE from 18 January 2020

Planning and initial construction 27-Mar-20  Adapting of construction support for the hull 2-Mar-20  Frames cut out and dry fitted 18-Jan-20  Plans purchased from supplier  Hull construction. No scale Hull construction. Some 1;1 scale Patterns for hull bulkheads and decks. Scale 1:1 Deck and small boat plans. Scale 1:1 Deck fittings …

HMS Endeavour – hull construction from 7 January 2020

Construction of hull from 7 January 2020 27-Jan-20  Black and blue sections painted with first coat 27-Jan-20  Hull below waterline filled, smoothed and painted white. 26-Jan-20  Keel strengthening plates 2 bow, 2 stern and 2 midships fitted and glued  25-Jan-20  Hull marked out – blue, wood, white sections, black stripe, …